Parliament Passes the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009

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The Parliament of Uganda has on Friday afternoon passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 which proposes life imprisonment for homosexual acts.

This comes a few hours after the Parliament passed that Anti-Pornography Bill which seeks to prohibit wearing of miniskirts.

Members of Parliament (MPs) have thanked Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for passing the motion. They say it is a Christmas gift to Uganda.

The MPs have also requested President Yoweri Museveni to assent the Bill quickly so that it becomes a law.

his Act prohibits any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex; prohibit the promotion.

It is a legislative proposal that would broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relations in Uganda domestically, and further includes provisions for Ugandans who engage in same-sex relations outside of Uganda, asserting that they may be extradicted for punishment back to Uganda, and includes penalties for individuals, companies, media organisations, or non-governmental organisations that know of gay people or support LGBT rights.

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